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Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
for humans to live in this kind of environment" says this man. hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed, schools closed, residents urged to stay indoors and factories ordered to cut off production. ships forced to navigate cautiously through the haze. experts blame the cold windless weather for a cloud of pollution from cars, factories and coal burning that has sat over eastern china for most of the week, and there's been record-breaking levels in other cities, including beijing earlier this year. the government has announced many plans to fight the pollution but with little apparent progress. the dense smog in eastern china is starting to lift today but here in beijing it's starting to approach hazardous levels. the east and north of china are particularly vulnerable in winter, and we're really just getting into the coldest month. ian williams, nbc news, beijing. >>> when we come back, the latest test for lindsey vonn as she puts her sights on the olympics. ooh, homemade soup! yeah... [ male announcer ] campbell's homestyle soup with farm grown veggies. just like yours. huh. [
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
into the air. so i feel good. i feel like i'm doing my part to help out the environment. >>> that's a live >>> that's a live picture at the marquee at the apollo theater tonight where they quickly changed the lettering outside in remembrance of nelson mandela after the word started to spread today of his death at the age of 95. we're joined in the studio by tom brokaw. when you look at the public life and legacy of nelson mandela, you're fortunate enough so much of it happened on your watch. i was thinking of our trip in '94, to cover his eventual election as president but mostly american viewers were glued to the set covering the 1990 long walk to freedom. >> i got a call from the south africa saying you better come here right away. i got on the airplane, get there. it looked like they would release him. he wasn't seen in 27 years. he was released. we didn't know what he would look like. we had that one black and white grainy photograph. this is me in the backyard with him. it turns out he looked like heed a been on a three day holiday somewhere. a lot of people in prison with him, t
Dec 6, 2013 2:05am EST
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> it's coming along. it's quite a task. because we want to bring our instructional environment to meet the needs of the students that we're seeing today. these students are coming out of high school and have all used five, six different types of devices, cell phone, ipad. so we have to create an instruction and environment. one aspect is to bring online degrees. the other aspect is to improve that environment, flipped classrooms where you spend more time having a discussion in the classroom about the material and some of the intake of the material can occur online. those are some of the things we see as advantages from the deal that we have signed as we try to improve that instruction. we think that, again, will help us with retention and graduation rates of our students. >> what's the timeline? is there one for fully ramping up the online offerings? >> we're hoping over the next 24 to 48 months of ramping up. we have online degrees right now in about four programs to be more specific. we would like to expand that, obviously, as well as we would like to expand online offerings within o
Dec 5, 2013 2:05am EST
environment causes. that's a lot of money. >> sparkling wines, iron horse, ocean reserve. they partnered with national geographic and so $4 from every bottle goes to keeping our oceans healthy. and, ladies, these are for you. save a wino. right here. >> they're available at whole foods, right? >> $1 goes to protect animals. >> this has been my favorite segment in a long time. for two good reasons. you add in ray, three. wine, four and my good friend, hodie. thanks, everybody. >>> we'll be back with a special guest and more of "today" on nbc. >>> our toy drive has sent millions of children all over the united states gifts for a lot of great reasons. it may be the only gift they receive this holiday season. >> kimberly canary is with kay jewelers, who has been donating to tour toy drive for 14 years. >> and keshawn is a patient at children's hospital here with his mom. >> hi, everybody. >> thank you for your 14 years from kay jewelers. >> absolutely. it's our honor. like you, we are passionate about helping children. we are donating 2,000 of these teddy bears. they're available at kay jeweller'
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
clean the environment with the snow, sleet and rain. >> reporter: we'll have more at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 including tips on driving around tomorrow. don't want to hear that. in bethesda, adam tuss, news 4. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandel
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